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Camille Claudel (1988)

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Biography of Camille Claudel. Sister of writer Paul Claudel, her enthusiasm impresses already-famous sculptor Auguste Rodin. He hires her as an assistant, but soon Camille begins to sculpt ... See full summary »

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Madeleine Robinson ...
Louise-Athanaise Claudel
Laurent Grévill ...
Philippe Clévenot ...
Eugène Blot
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Jessie Lipscomb
Maxime Leroux ...
Danièle Lebrun ...
Rose Beuret
Jean-Pierre Sentier ...
Limet
Roger Planchon ...
Morhardt
Aurelle Doazan ...
Louise Claudel
Madeleine Marie ...
Victoire
Alain Cuny ...
Louis-Prosper Claudel
Gérard Beaume
Martin Berléand ...
Robert
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Biography of Camille Claudel. Sister of writer Paul Claudel, her enthusiasm impresses already-famous sculptor Auguste Rodin. He hires her as an assistant, but soon Camille begins to sculpt for herself and for Rodin. She also becomes his mistress. But after a while, she would like to get out of his shadow... Written by Yepok

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A major scene in the movie depicts the announcement of the death of Victor Hugo. In The Story of Adele H (1975), Isabelle Adjani played Adèle Hugo, Victor Hugo's daughter who, like Camille Claudel, suffered from schizophrenia. See more »

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Auguste Rodin: Never think in surfaces, think in depths.
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Featured in The 62nd Annual Academy Awards (1990) See more »

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Spleen
from "Ariettes oubliées"
Music by Claude Debussy
Poem by Paul Verlaine
Performed by Barbara Hendricks soprano, Michel Beroff piano
(p) EMI Classics
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Darkness and Light
25 February 2000 | by (Madison, Wisconsin) – See all my reviews

This film is about the tragic failure of a genius. She fails not so much because of her tendency to make fatal mistakes but because of the shape those mistakes took in her mind. This, even as lesser personages prospered (e.g., Camille's brother Paul, the famous Catholic poet and diplomat) because they were not adverse to espousing convenient "beliefs" for the sake of earthly success. Many viewers will feel a strong affinity with Camille, not because they consider themselves geniuses but rather for the interior world she constructed that, without religion, gave the exterior world meaning. I say she was without religion, but in fact sculpture was her religion--at least until her final failure to gain the respect and patronage of capricious buyers. It was then that her religion (her meaningful myth) took the form of a conspiracy delusion. Powerful people, she thought (mostly, the sculptor Rodin, who had been her lover), were out to get her, thwarting her every move.

What we experience here is a thoughtful, scary exploration of the darkness that is a paradoxical part of all brilliance.


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